Posts tagged "Florida"
Marissa Alexander Remains Free on Bail

Marissa Alexander Remains Free on Bail

Marissa Alexander, the African-American Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a “warning shot” at her abusive husband, will not return to jail for violating bail, a judge ruled Friday. Alexander is currently awaiting retrial for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In 2010, she was sentenced to 20 years under the state’s mandatory...
Florida House Will Review "Stand Your Ground" Law

Florida House Will Review “Stand Your Ground” Law

The Florida state House of Representatives will hold hearings in the fall to review the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, according to House Speaker Will Weatherford.
A Reprieve in South Dakota; Bad News Everywhere Else

A Reprieve in South Dakota; Bad News Everywhere Else

By Kari Paul In a challenging time for reproductive rights in the U.S., it’s a relief to occasionally read a bit of good news. So here it is: Late last week, a federal court blocked South Dakota’s new anti-choice law, which would have required women to wait 72 hours–the longest, most extreme waiting period in...